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How much vitamin C is in strawberries?

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A single strawberry contains approximately 7 milligrams of vitamin C, according to About.com. Ounce for ounce, strawberries are higher in vitamin C than oranges, with a 3.5-ounce standard serving of fresh strawberries containing approximately 59 milligrams of vitamin C, states SFGate.

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Because vitamin C degrades over time and when exposed to heat, fresh strawberries contain significantly more vitamin C than cooked or aged strawberries, explains SFGate. For example, a 3.5-ounce serving of canned strawberries contains only half the vitamin C found in a 3.5-ounce serving of fresh strawberries.

The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends adult males consume at least 90 milligrams of vitamin C per day and adult females consume at least 75 milligrams per day, according to Mayo Clinic.

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